HOBBIT ditches New Zealand

Posted: October 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

From some Kiwi rag:

Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh said last night the lifting of the actors union’s blacklist “does nothing to help the film stay in New Zealand”.

“The damage inflicted on our film industry by [the actors unions] is long since done.”

The move has undermined Warner Brothers confidence in the industry “and they are now, quite rightly, very concerned about the security of their $500m investment”.

“Next week Warners are coming down to New Zealand to make arrangements to move the production offshore. It appears we cannot make films in our own country even when substantial financing is available.”

The real losers here? All those whores in Wellington.

  1. D.Vader says:

    Sad day for all those Kiwis.

  2. Maxjohnson1971 says:

    Boy the union sure did a good job looking out for the interests of the members right? Fucking union bullshit. It’s good for them. They are gonna say we need to negotiate some stuff before you can come here and film TWO movies that are going to be huge and employed who knows how many people. Good for Warner Bros. I say. It’s a fantasy movie. There are plenty of places to film it.

  3. AlvisHork says:

    Seems like it might not be a done deal. I hope they can still work it out to film in NZ. I’d like Hobbiton to look the same.

  4. breadfan says:

    Where then? Ireland? Scotland..?

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